Ayyappanum Koshiyum, with Prithviraj and Biju Menon, is on Amazon Prime: This entertaining action-drama is more than just an empty action-drama

Posted on June 10, 2020

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When I heard the film is getting Hindi and Tamil remakes, my first thought was… why! Because if you reduce it to just “plot”, you get something you’ve seen a hundred times before.

Spoilers ahead…

The last time Prithviraj and Biju Menon got together with writer-director Sachy, we got the underwhelming Anarkali, a love story with epic ambitions but unremarkable storytelling. Ayyappanum Koshiyum, the second outing of this trio (and Sachy’s second film), is much, much better: here, the storyline is unremarkable, but the treatment is epic. As the title suggests, the film is about Ayyappan (Biju Menon) and Koshy (Prithviraj), who meet rather unfortunately in the Attappadi forest area, near Palakkad. The former is an SI. The latter is found drunk in his car. (He’s headed to Ooty for a bit of business that’s explained so nonchalantly, it comes off like a MacGuffin.) It’s a dry area. Koshy is hauled off to jail. His ego is bruised. He concocts a plan. Ayyappan loses his job. Koshy gets his revenge.

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